The Mountain Range wrestling team had six wrestlers who finished in at least fourth place at the Class 5A Region 4 Tournament Feb. 14 and 15 at Bear Creek.
Mustangs’ senior heavyweight Jorge Rodriguez beat Chaparral’s Dane Drimmer 5-4 for a …
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Mustangs’ senior heavyweight Jorge Rodriguez beat Chaparral’s Dane Drimmer 5-4 for a first place finish at regionals. Rodriguez pinned three opponents before defeating Drimmer in the finals.
Kody Kleman, 220-pounds, placed second after falling 6-1 to Fossil Ridge’s Matthew Young.
Louie Romero, 106-pounder, won third place against Lincoln’s Jacob Espinosa and Timmy Romero, 120, placed third with a win over Lincoln’s Seth Sanchez, 6-0. Zach Martinez, 126, beat Chaparral’s Dawson Cranmer 5-1 for third place.
Patrick Romero, 152, placed fourth after getting pinned in semifinals.
Louie Romero, Timmy Romero, Zach Martinez, Patrick Romero, Kleman and Rodriguez will compete in the state tournament.
Class 5A Region 3 Tournament
Legacy’s Ryan Deakin, 113, had two byes and two pins before beating Cherry Creek’s Matt Finesilver 6-0 in the finals for first place at Fort Collins High School.
Heavyweight Logan Lyons lost to Rocky Mountain’s Clayton Morgan for a second place finish.
Lightning’s Adam Otterson, 145, beat Horizon’s Hunter Lucas 6-4 for a third place finish.
Horizon’s Jackson Huffman, 120, pinned four consecutive opponents including Adams City’s Josiah Vigil in overtime for first place.
Aaron Beltran, 113, finished in third place when he beat Logan Newman from Rocky Mountain, 8-5. Matthew Emerson, 152, also won third place over Cherry Creek’s Ryan Robb, 5-0.
Deakin, Beltran, Jackson, Otterson, Lucas, Emerson and Lyons will compete in the state tournament.
Class 5A Region 1 Tournament
Northglenn’s Rocky Nava, 113, came in second place after losing 11-4 to Ponderosa’s Hayden Karren at Cherokee Trail High School.
Maurisio Garcia, 120, won 11-2 for third place against Prairie View’s Keynan Davis and Michael Garcia, 126, beat Aurora Central’s Jonathan Quijada 5-0 for a third place finish.
Robert Burger, 106, lost 6-0 for fourth place against Ponderosa’s Hunter Matney. Cruz De Lara, 220, finished in fourth after he was pinned by Fountain Fort Carson’s Kadim Phillip.
Thornton’s Wendell Berry, 113, won third place 11-0 against Dominic Wenger from Rangeview. Josh Cordova, 170, finished third after pinning Ponderosa’s Tanner Olson.
Burger, Wendell, Nava, Maurisio Garcia, Michael Garcia, Cordova and De Lara will compete in the state tournament.
The state tournament is Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
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